The Cameroon GCE Board published the 2013 Results by use of SMS services of MTN and Orange telecommunication companies. Candidates and interested persons sent a text message of the Centre Number and Candidate Number to the short code 8070. e.g. If your Centre Number is 1010 and your candidate number is 5002, then you had to send a text message : 10105002, to 8070 and the results of that candidate was sent back to your telephone number. It was quite an innovation and the GCE Board was happy to reach out to many people in less than 48 hours.
The hitches that we encountered was the inability to respond promptly to the requests, this was due to heavy traffic that was not previewed during the conception of the project. We expected 100,000 users but more than 250,000 users accessed the facility.